Vaccinations have been promoted since 1781, vaccinations are injected for Americans to maintain a healthy life and not become ill due to disease caused from measles, mumps, polio and several other diseases. However, there are those that do not agree with getting their children vaccinated due to religious beliefs and there are some people believe vaccinations can cause birth defects. Although, those are their beliefs; however there are those that enter our nation without being vaccinated and it is ultimately putting our children at risk for contracting various diseases, for example the Disneyland measles outbreak of 2014. The United States have been promoting vaccines since 1781, when Cotton Mather, a Puritan minister, encouraged smallpox vaccination. In 1796 an English physician and scientist named Edward Jenner created the first smallpox vaccine he called it the cowpox vaccination he then used it on an eight-year-old boy. Jenner’s innovation eradicated smallpox for 200 years. In 1809, Milton, Massachusetts was the first town to offer free smallpox vaccines and later that year it became state law requiring the smallpox vaccination. In 1813 US President James Madison signed a law to encourage newborns and people get vaccinations and is now part of the US Department of Health and Human Services and in 1855 …show more content…
The death toll keeps rising every year from other diseases such as measles, mumps, polio and so on. These diseases could be prevented by vaccinations, one example of eradicating a disease is smallpox; this vaccine does not exist anymore because the disease has been eradicated. “Vaccines are one of the best ways to put an end to serious effects of certain diseases” If we were to stop vaccinating diseases that are almost unknown would stage a comeback. Before long we would see epidemics of disease and children would get sick and die. (CDC,
It actually wasn’t even a new argument 100 or 200 years ago. Vaccinations have been a hot topic since their creation in ancient times over a thousand years ago when the Chinese first used inoculation to gain immunity from disease. Inoculation was the first step towards vaccinations. Instead of getting a shot to start an immunity in your body, doctors would take some of the pus from an open wound of someone who had the disease, such as Smallpox, and they would make cuts, usually on your arm, and place the infection inside of those cuts. The person they would take the pus from was usually someone who had a very mild case of the disease they were trying to inoculate the person from.
Each year in the U.S., 50,000 adults die from a disease that could have easily been prevented if they simply got vaccinated. Also, most vaccines are for deadly diseases; if someone neglects getting vaccinated, that makes them very vulnerable. Vaccines are a very safe way to prevent illness. In fact, each vaccine has to pass through a major inspection to make
The increase in the number of diseases in America is becoming problematic due to religious reasoning to not receive vaccinations. This is creating a problem in society because there are some that are not being treated for these diseases and since they aren 't being treated for it, they put others at a large risk of getting the diseases. The parents that choose to not have their child/children vaccination are making it unfair to their child and other children. If someone isn 't vaccinated then they are putting all in society at risk since they aren 't vaccinated.
compulsory vaccination not only provides benefits to the person being vaccinated but also to the society that we live. A utilitarian would say not being vaccinated would cause more harm than good to our community. Before vaccination thousands of people died every year from disease such as MMR, Diphtheria, Pertussis Poliomyelitis and many others . As vaccines were developed and became widely used, rates of these diseases declined until today most of them are nearly gone from countries around the world.
I agree with you 100 percent about children getting vaccinated. I 'm the mother of a 4 year old little girl who has always been vaccinated from day one of birth and thank goodness has never had any bad side effects from her vaccinations and I even get her a flu shot every flu season. And I like knowing that if she did have any complications I would want to know that if nothing else that my daughters medical bills would be taken care of. And i always found the information about the vaccinations and all the pros and cons are very helpful and easy to read. I think that the national childhood vaccine injury act is a good thing
Vaccinations go through a series of testing to ensure that the shots are safe and effective; majority of the time, the side effects of the shot are minimal compared to the damage an illness can do to the individual. Vaccinations save time and money because if an individual does not get vaccinated, they are at great risk for acquiring an illness that will lead to more intense medical bills (USDHHS, n.d). Lastly, vaccinations help future generations. Shots have been given to people for so long now in order to fight different illnesses that some have completely vanished and others have become very rare. Like previously stated, Polio used to be a terrified illness and now there are no known cases in America at all (USDHHS,
Brittany, I agree that originally there was a positive domino effect that occurred once the first vaccinations were invented and proven to be successful. But after further research was performed proving the possible side effects that may occur from these vaccinations and others; and as other diseases presented themselves people began to see vaccinations in a negative matter. Eventually creating a domino effect towards the negative aspects of vaccinations; leading some to believe that they were not useful or successful. That this could be attributed to other health status issues that have developed over the progression of time; and due to insurance issues and the development of laws and regulations requiring vaccinations, developed to protect
According to CDC, or Center of Disease Control, vaccines have reduced and, in some cases, eliminated many diseases that killed or severely disabled people just a few generations ago. Being vaccinated is very important and very effective. Children should have to be vaccinated, especially when it could cause such a huge impact on others if they do not. The cost of the vaccines are just a small price to pay for the prevention of future illnesses and diseases. It should be a moral and legal obligation to vaccinate all children.
Many people may think that vaccination is a bad thing, that instead of preventing it causes illness, that is not natural. Natural or not, there are many reasons as to why we should vaccinate us and the younger generation. Most of the time children don’t like vaccination because it hurt, but is the responsibility of a parent to seek the wellbeing of his or her child. Vaccination it’s a preventive measure of various diseases. Unfortunately, things like the anti-vaccination movement, the misinformation on the Internet, and the believe that vaccination causes more damage than is worth, have led our society to think that it’s right not to vaccinate.
Once the child recovered from the cowpox disease, Jenner then tried to infect the child with smallpox, but the young man proved to be immune. “It seemed that this attempt at vaccination had worked. But Jenner had to work on for two more years before his discovery was considered sufficiently tested by the medical profession to permit widespread introduction.” (Alexander, 2003). Beginning in 1831 and ending in 1835, due to increasing vaccination, smallpox deaths were down to one in a thousand.
Vaccines are like traffic lights; they ensure the safety of the public, be in heavily crowded areas, like schools, or densely trafficked roads. Traffic lights only work when all people follow the rules. If a car runs a red light, the car runs the risk of killing innocent pedestrians who are complying with the prescribed rules. Vaccines, if not utilized by most people, are ineffective. Even though some parents are concerned over the safety of vaccines, children who go to public schools should not be granted exemptions because vaccines are necessary to prevent outbreaks, children who do not receive vaccines are at risk of disease, and medically compromised children rely on vaccines to prevent disease.
Vaccinations can help prevent future diseases or viruses in the upcoming life of a child. According to an article from vaccines.gov, “Because of advances in medical science, your child can be protected against more diseases than ever before. Some diseases that once injured or killed thousands of children, have been eliminated completely and others are close to extinction- primarily due to stay safe and effective vaccinations.” Throughout the years more viruses have been prevented due to vaccinations in children. There has also been an increase in the amount of children that get vaccinations at a young age.